Juventus are understood to be mulling over a sensational return for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, in a loan with an option to buy deal.

The Chelsea misfit has been linked with a return to Turin by ​Football Italia, who claim that the Blues could be tempted to cut their losses on the striker when the transfer window opens later this month.

Morata spent two seasons with the Old Lady before he was hauled back to Madrid by former employers Real in the summer of 2016, before moving on to Stamford Bridge just 12 months later.

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Morata has, however, failed to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League and owner Roman Abramovich may be open to the idea of letting him depart west London if I Bianconeri can make it worth their while.

With a possible exit on the horizon, Chelsea are understood to be weighing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain marksman Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with ​The Sun reporting that the Blues will step up their efforts to land him this summer, should Morata depart.

Cavani currently leads the goalscoring charts in Ligue 1, having netted 27 times for Les Parisiens this campaign. The 31-year-old’s goals have already helped PSG regain their Ligue 1 crown, which they lost to fellow French giants Monaco last season.

PSG may need to sell players to meet Financial Fair Play regulations in the close season, and allowing veteran forward Cavani to leave could allow them to forego any punishment from UEFA, freeing up funds for their own transfer targets.

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With potential upheaval at Stamford Bridge, Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta could attempt to lure Morata back to the Allianz Stadium, in a similar deal that saw Douglas Costa trade Bundesliga football with Bayern Munich for Italy’s top flight.

Juventus have apparently offered Chelsea a handsome £13m to take the 25-year-old on loan for the season, with the option to make the switch a permanent one for £40m if the temporary transfer proves to be successful.

Bayern themselves are thought to retain a passing interest in Morata if he elects to end his poor spell with Chelsea, but Juventus will hope their previous time together will swing any potential move by Morata in their favour.



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